How Gulf's powerful line up at the court of Blair
PERHAPS it is fitting that Tony Blair should choose as his de facto office in the Gulf a hotel so dripping in money it has a machine in its lobby that dispenses gold bars.
Documents seen by The Daily Telegraph show how Mr Blair conducts his business dealings from a hotel suite costing up to £7,000 a night and with views out to sea over the Persian Gulf.
It is here that Mr Blair, by turns a philanthropist, Middle East envoy and businessman, holds court. Behind the doors of his suite ...